The NFL Now Thinks the Browns Might Not Go 0-16

by

4 comments

Picture_1820.png

The NFL released the 2012 regular season schedule earlier this week. For some reason, it was a big thing despite the fact everyone already knew who everyone was playing, just not in what order.

Anyway, baseless predictions and endless, pointless banter from the bottomless sphincter that is sports media isn't the point here. (Though one local station did devote an entire two-hour show to discussing it. These people are employed and paid money. Just think about that.)

The point was the official NFL.com analysis of the schedule. Each team's page featured a little summary where vacuous cliched analysis like "Tough road ahead, but this team is gritty and knows how to win" plastered above the dates and times.

When the Browns' page went live, it didn't look like what you see above. Instead, it said this:


Let’s play “Find the win so the Browns can avoid going 0-16.” They’ll be huge underdogs in every game they play against much more talented teams except for these two: an away tilt at Indianapolis in October, where Andrew Luck may have his sea legs under him; and a home game against the Redskins in mid-December. Cleveland could realistically be 0-13 headed into that one.

Even the league thinks we suck. By late Wednesday, that had changed. Fun times.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled pre-draft hysteria.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.